Hi, Helen! My mother is Andrew Doughty's granddaughter. Andrew's son Frank was her father. Unfortunately, he died young of a heart attack, so I never knew him, as my mother was only 14 when he died. My grandmother had a little family information in her possession, including Andrew's letter.
Just looking over the letter again, the timeline seems very confused, i.e., he mentions "four brothers and one sister" immigrating in 1682, then goes on to mention four male names and a female name - but says "Daniel C." enlisted under George Washington (at age 100+?)! And then that "Daniel", after the close of the Revolutionary War, had son Benjamin, and Andrew is Benjamin's son. So, at best, it's confusing.... I've never been sure how much credence to place in this letter, and which part(s) might be reliable. For certain, Benjamin B. born in 1806 is Andrew's father. I have found some information that Benjamin is son of a Daniel C., but cannot find birth or marriage info for this Daniel C., nor siblings for Benjamin.
Would love to share information with you; I'm particularly interested in any recollections your Henry Clay Doughty had of Benjamin. My Andrew was one of the youngest children of Benjamin, and as such might not have had his own memories of many family events & tragedies. I had learned of his brothers in the Civil War only through research.
We have no male relatives to do the DNA testing; my mother has one sister only. Would LOVE to get information on our line through DNA testing of another descendant!
Looking forward to collaborating & sharing.... Susan
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